Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) ranks among the top 15 children’s hospitals in the country, according to results released recently by U.S. News & World Report.

In addition to jumping from No 19 in 2016 to No 15 currently, OIC—the sole provider of pediatric orthopedic care for UCLA Health and Mattel Children’s Hospital—is also ranked No 2 among all the pediatric programs in the entire UCLA System, according to a media release from Orthopaedic Institute for Children.

“It is wonderful and rewarding to see the incredible work of our faculty physicians, staff and volunteers recognized in this manner,” said Anthony Scaduto, MD, president and chief executive officer of OIC, in the release.

“We see their dedication and passion every day; and this ranking, when compared against other prestigious institutions nationwide, sends the clear message that OIC/UCLA is a place to work, teach, train and care for children who want the best chance possible for a happy and healthy life.”

U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the best children’s hospitals and programs from among the 187 institutions across the country are based on clinical data including patient outcomes and use of technology. Results from reputations surveys of healthcare providers are also included in the rankings, per the release.

[Source(s): Orthopaedic Institute for Children, Business Wire]